The Borneo Post (Sabah)

71-year-old woman cheated of RM18,000 by man she befriended on Facebook

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MELAKA: A housewife was cheated of RM18,000 by a man she had come to be acquainted with over the social media site, Facebook.

Melaka Commercial Crime Investigat­ion Department chief Supt E. Sundra Rajan said the suspect informed the 71-year-old woman through WhatsApp that he would sail to Japan to carry out a railway constructi­on project.

He said the suspect had informed the victim that he had been detained and taken to the Melaka port and begged the victim to make payment for his release.

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